America’s war on birth control is set to increase poverty rates. Watch
Things like this really make me feel lucky to be in the UK.
I guess it can be seen as yet another manifestation of the incredible short-sightedness of politics in the U.S. Politicians are happy to ruin peoples' futures if it looks like they could temporarily improve the economy in time for the next election.
Birth control in America is so strange. Like the laws aiming to drive abortion clinics to close by imposing ridiculous requirements.
Education is the key here. South India currently has quite liberal laws regarding birth and population control, but it's achieved East Asia or Europe-style fertility rates nevertheless.
It's a shame that the economy/business lobby got merged into the conservative christian lobby.